Modern Times features D+Q; Sacco, Tomine & Matt to sign

“Modern Times Features D+Q As Its Independent Press Of The Month For December” / Modern Times Bookstore / Modern Times Bookstore / November 24, 2003

Renowned Cartoonists Joe Sacco, Adrian Tomine and Joe Matt to Make Appearances

The landmark San Francisco bookselling institution, Modern Times, is featuring one of the world’s leading publishers of art & literary comics, the Montreal-based Drawn & Quarterly, as its independent press of the month for December. As part of the month-long celebration, Modern Times will feature all D+Q titles at 25% off and will host an event for Joe Sacco and indy press party with Adrian Tomine and Joe Matt.

On Thursday, December 4th at 7:30, American Book Award-wining war correspondent/cartoonist Joe Sacco will present his new graphic novel THE FIXER, which has been named one of Publishers Weekly’s books of the year for 2003. In his new book, the author of Palestine and Safe Area Gorazde returns to post-war Bosnia and paints a compelling portrait of his associate Neven, a Sarajevo Serb loyal to the Bosnian government. Neven was one of the many "fixers" who sell war correspondents human tragedy and moral outrage stories in order to survive when the bombs are falling. Sacco will be on hand to sign and discuss THE FIXER.

On Saturday, December 13 at 7:30 PM Modern Times will host an Indy press party for D+Q with Bay Area resident Adrian Tomine and Joe Matt. Tomine, who novelist Nick Hornby called a "great talent" in his New York Times Books Review of 2002 graphic novels, will sign and discuss his work including SUMMER BLONDE and 32 STORIES. Joe Matt who will be making his first San Francisco appearance ever and his first bay Area signing in over five years, will be signing and discussing all three of his acclaimed graphic novels including POOR BASTARD, PEEPSHOW and FAIR WEATHER.

Modern Times is located at 888 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110.

ABOUT MODER N TIMES:
Modern Times is a progressive bookstore for San Francisco, located in the Mission District. Since 1971, Modern Times has offered wide-ranging literature on globalization, politics and media. Additionally, Modern Times features cutting edge titles in cultural studies, criticism, fiction, and increasingly, graphic novels. Modern Times maintains informed sexuality and gender sections, and features one of the Bay Area's most extensive collections of writings on Latina/o history and culture, complimented by a full selection of Spanish language books. And did we mention our children's books? Modern Times also fosters a vital literary community with an exciting calendar of author events.

ABOUT DRAWN & QUARTERLY:
With cartoonists that have been instrumental in defining the literary comics medium for the past twenty years, Drawn & Quarterly has become one of the most influential art and literary comics publishers in North America, if not the whole world. Book lovers, who appreciate exceptional quality in literature and design, laud D+Q for creating elegant objects that transcend the boundaries of books and comics. D+Q has grown from being a periodical company to a book publisher with over 20 titles a year and an extraordinary backlist of perennial best-selling titles that are regarded as literary classics.

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